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  • #9433
    Jimtowner
    Jimtowner
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    My search results show the name Steve (my WP login name) and not the name of the author associated with a post. For example is post titled Test 2 has author Bob Jones on http://www.jamestownspeaks.org/pages/jimflix/. A search on “short” lists Test 2 but the name Steve is displayed. Is there a way to have author name displayed?

    Also, when I search on the title “Test 2” I get no results instead of the Test 2 result. Why would that be?

    Thanks.

    #9449
    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko
    Keymaster

    Hi Jim!

    The “test 2” issue was related to the fact that the index table engine does not index words below the length of 3 by default. It most cases that is optimal, but in yours it might not be the best option. I’ve changed the minimal word length to 1 on the index table options panel and re-created the index table: https://i.imgur.com/SByLmvO.png
    Now it should return the correct result.

    I’m guessing when a user submits a post, it’s still stored as if your account was the author, and the real author is stored within a custom field. When the search requests the author, wordpress returns your name.
    Luckily there is a way to get around that. I’ve put together a quick code snippet for you to get the author name from the custom field.:

    You can put this code into the functions.php file in your active theme directory. I hope it will work.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #9455
    Jimtowner
    Jimtowner
    Participant

    That works. Thank you!!

    In another response you invited me to summit a review which I would like to do. Should I do that on your WP plugin page or elsewhere. The reason I ask is that I would like to comment (positively) on the pro version but the WP page is for the free version.

    #9457
    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko
    Keymaster

    You are welcome!

    You can do that here on the codecanyon item page: https://codecanyon.net/item/ajax-search-pro-for-wordpress-live-search-plugin/3357410
    By clicking on the stars on the sidebar (by the Rate the item text) I think it should bring up a dialog, where you can enter a text as well.

    Or on your codecanyon downloads page: https://codecanyon.net/downloads
    Similarly, there should be a list there of your purchased products, and clicking on the stars should bring up the same dialog.

    The WP plugin page only stands for the free version, which is a different plugin 🙂

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


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